Masterchef is often a source of cooking inspiration for me. The other night I watched as three contestants were asked to create a midnight snack for Nigella Lawson. One of the contestants made a Dark Chocolate Brookie served with a Frangelico cream. It looked amazing! I loved the way Nigella scooped a huge dollop of cream onto the “brookie” and devoured it.
We discovered that a “Brookie” was a cross between a cookie and a brownie. There was a serious uh-ha moment in our household.
The children were completely mesmerised by all the chocolate. Hubby likes a soft cookie so this treat had his name all over it. The texture of a Chocolate Brookie is crispy on the outside, and soft and gooey, barely set on the inside. Watching them on Tv was almost too much to bare.
Needless to say it has been on my mind to make Chocolate Brookies ever since the episode aired. I thought this would be a good recipe to adapt for the Thermomix, but you could easily make this dessert by melting chocolate in the microwave and using a stand mixer.
When the Thermomix Chocolate Brookies came out of the oven they looked an smelled fabulous! That had the most gorgeous crinkled tops. I just wanted to break one open and dive right in. When they first came out of the oven they’re quite delicate. I left them to cool slightly whilst I set up my camera gear ready for the mandatory photos.
The mixture makes about 20 Chocolate Brookies. Instead of making them all at once, I made six and refrigerated the cookie batter. I figured this would make our night time Brookie treats quick and easy to make. Plus, we would be able to eat them hot, straight from the oven each night.
I served our Brookies with vanilla ice-cream and chocolate sauce. It was a very decadent treat. Take a look at the inside.
When they first came out of the oven I had to be careful not accidentally squash them. They were so incredible fragile. Even when they are cold they just melt in the mouth.
I have to say a big thank you to Harry Foster, Masterchef contestant for his Dark Chocolate Brookie recipe. These chocolatey treats will be making a regular appearance in this household. If your looking for more fabulous chocolate recipes take a look.
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